31 Days to Enjoy Life

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31 days

Something I’ve lost perspective on since leaving law school is how to enjoy life. You may be thinking, “nothing about law school was enjoyable.” You’d be right. I hated law school. However, I had big hopes and dreams for life after law school. For awhile, I loved it.

But then, bit by bit, I stopped enjoying it.

If you’ve talked to me in real life about being a lawyer recently, there’s a chance I would have told you, “I hate it.” I’m trying to stop doing that. I’m trying to think of positive aspects about my career that I can share with others, but it hasn’t been working.

So instead of forcing myself to change my feelings toward one aspect of my life, I’m deciding to take the reigns all around.

I’m going to spend the next 31 days talking about enjoying life. I want to appreciate it all. I want to show gratitude toward Christ for the blessings he’s given me. I want to soak up the Glory that shines over every day (even when it’s been raining for hours upon days upon weeks in the Pacific Northwest). I want to find joy in work, life, love, friends, family, relationships, food, weather, the mundane and the exciting.

I want to enjoy. And I’d love for you to join me.

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21 Comments

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    Amanda
    September 30, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Well we both know I need to work on this too so teach me your ways my friend :)

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      Brittany
      September 30, 2013 at 7:47 am

      Haha well I’m still learning them, but I promise to show the lessons here as I go!

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    Law_Fal
    September 30, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I do need to join you on this. I just thought as I drove to court that going to law school was a big mistake but I need to look towards the positive and not get sucked into the negative. Thanks for sharing this!

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      Brittany
      September 30, 2013 at 7:47 am

      I’ve been fighting those same thoughts. And we used to be so excited!!! I’d love for you to join me!

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    Katie
    September 30, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I also have the same goal – learn to enjoy life no matter what circumstances are around, because the “perfect” day, month, year does not exist…

    I just found a cute idea on pinterest: cut out 30 / 31 paper leaves and write on each leaf something you’re thankful for (throughout a whole month every day one thing and put it with a peg on a cord.)

    I’m looking forward to your postings for this topic :)
    Love,
    Katie xxx

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      Brittany
      September 30, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      That’s a super cute idea, Katie! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Heather @ From Here to There
    September 30, 2013 at 10:18 am

    This is something I’ve had mulling in the back of my mind for sometime now. I’m in the middle of job searching it brings a great deal of frustration and depression along with it. I’m extremely blessed and sometimes it’s hard to appreciate all that I’m blessed with when I’m fighting for something I desperately want. I want to join you in the 31 days of enjoying life! I need this so much right now! :) Thank you for sharing!

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      Brittany
      September 30, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Job searching is SO difficult and draining! I said a prayer for your search just now. Let me know how it goes! I’m glad to provide encouragement for you!

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    Mackenzie
    September 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I’m excited to read and see what God does in your life through this! I’m pretty sure I could take some pointers on enjoying life, too.

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      Brittany
      September 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      I’m excited for your new journey! I’d love to get together soon. Let’s enjoy baby friendly snacks or beverages soon!

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    Stephanie A. Orefice
    September 30, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    love it. i’m all about this, the little tiny moments of goodness and grace in the midst of the mess, you know? it’ll be good. :)

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      Brittany
      September 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Definitely :)

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    Heather @ CrawdadsInMySink
    September 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Oh, I so get it! I have the tendency to just blurt out negative/harsh things and I would really like to become more thankful and positive. Love this!

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      Brittany
      October 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      I’m glad you like it! It is so easy to be negative isn’t it? It takes a lot more intentionality to find the positive. But I think it will be worth it in the end!

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    Rachel G
    October 1, 2013 at 6:58 am

    I really like this project and this commitment! Life is a gift to be enjoyed–whether we’re in extra-good seasons or not-so-good seasons!

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      Brittany
      October 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks, Rachel! It’s so easy to forget that the things we are annoyed with now could be exactly what we wanted a year or two ago.

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    pmoppins
    October 5, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Gratitude for what you do have always brings about a change in attitude towards all aspects of life. Good luck on your 31 day journey.

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      Brittany
      October 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      That really is the key, isn’t it? We have so much to be grateful for right in front of us, but it’s easy to want something more or something different. Thank you for stopping by!

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